Graduation Resources

Commencement 2018

Congratulations to all our graduating students! We hope you can join us on Saturday, May 12, 2018, to celebrate your accomplishments. This year, UM’s main commencement ceremony will be held in the Adams Center. Our own College ceremony will immediately follow the UM ceremony just across from the Adams Center in the Montana Theatre. Reservations are not required for either ceremony.

Saturday, May 12

UM Professional Schools Commencement | 9:30 a.m. Adams Center

Graduates from our College will participate in a joint ceremony with other UM grads. You’ll get your diploma, shake the hand of our dean Tom DeLuca and the UM president Seth Bodnar, have a professional photo taken of you crossing the stage, and be part of a fun, large UM ceremony. UM commencement web site. (You’ll meet at the Oval at 8:30 a.m.)

W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation Celebration | 12:00 p.m. Montana Theatre in the PARTV Building

Join your fellow graduates and faculty from your program. We’ll celebrate the accomplishments of all our degree-earning students in Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD programs in our more casual, personal College celebration. Your program faculty and our dean Tom DeLuca will help usher you into your future! Be prepared to share with us a little blurb about your plans after graduation for us to read during the celebration. Your friends and family are all invited! Light refreshments to follow. 

Order your cap and gown through Oak Hall Cap & Gown. Grad Days 2018 will be held at the UM Bookstore March 20, 21, 22.

Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree program!  Below are the deadlines and fees for filing graduation paperwork for both graduate and undergraduate students along with links to the electronic applications and other graduation resources.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your graduation application, please visit the W.A. Franke CFC Student Services Office in FOR 103.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - Last Friday in April
  • Spring Graduation - Last Friday in October 
  • Summer Graduation - Last Friday in February
  • Graduation Fee:  $40

Late applications will be accepted until the following dates with a $15 late fee:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October*
  • Spring Graduation - First Monday in March*
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June*

*Graduation applications submitted after this date will be deferred to the following semester.

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs prior to 2014

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs from 2014 or later

Please visit the Office of the Registrar's Graduation Information page for additional forms and information.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October
  • Spring Graduation - First Monday in March
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June
  • Graduation Fee:  $45

Late applications will not be accepted.  There is a $20 fee to move your graduation application to a subsequent semester.

Master's/PhD Graduation Application

Please visit the UM Graduate School Graduation Resources page for more specific information on graduation deadlines and requirements.